Simon on the Streets are delighted to welcome Your Engine Room to our 5 for 5 Partnership Scheme.
Steph has no recourse to public funds and is unable to receive housing support. After she lost her job due to the pandemic, Steph turned to survival sex.
After his release from prison, turned back to his old habits and began rough sleeping again. We met Mitch on outreach in the city and have been supporting him ever since.
On outreach early one morning, we approached Eve. She was crying and told us she had just started her period.
"We wanted to partner with a charity doing work to support people in ways helpful to them."
Yvonne’s story highlights how those considered to have “no recourse to public funds” (NRPF) are placed in very vulnerable situations. Sleeping rough is often their only option.
We often forget that the things we can easily do at home - shower, eat and sleep, are not so easy for those who are homeless. Rather than simply walking into another room in their home, they have to walk, sometimes miles, to do these things. Tim's daily routine gives an insight into how much walking many people who are homeless have to do.
Ben, like many EU migrants, came to the UK for work. When he couldn't find accommodation, he ended up sleeping on the streets. After the death of a loved one, Ben found it difficult to cope on his own in a different country.
Are you homeless?
Whether you’re out on the streets, sleeping on sofas, or at risk of losing your home, we’re here to support you. Get support in any of the cities we operate in: Leeds, Bradford, or Huddersfield.
Get support for someone you know
If you’re concerned about a rough sleeper you’ve seen in your area, or simply know someone who’s lost their home, you can learn more about the support available.